Exploring Population Statistics Look in Blackboard for all of these links. Name: ___________________________________ Period: _______ 1. U.S. Census Bureau (www.census.gov/main/www/popclock.html) Record the current (approximate) population of: U.S.: ____________________________ World: __________________________ 2. Wikipedia’s Countries by Population Size (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_population) **Look at the map and list.** Largest Countries: 1. Smallest Country: 1. 2. 2. 3. 3. 3. Wikipedia’s Countries by Population Growth Rate http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_population_growth_rate **Look at the map: 1. On which continent do you see the countries with the highest population growth rates? 2. Why do you think we should be concerned about this? 3. On which continents do you see the countries with the lowest (negative) population growth rates? **Pick one site to visit and explore. Then answer either question 4. Indicate which cite you used. 4. World Clock on Peter Russell Website (www.peterrussell.com/odds/worldclock.php) World-O-Meters Website (www.worldometers.info) Describe three comparisons (compare two statistics) about some of the statistics on this website. 1. 2. 3. 5. Miniature Earth Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4639vev1Rw (video) www.miniature-earth.com (informational site) 1. According to the video, what categories do you fit into? 2. What categories does the majority of our world’s population fit into? 3. What will you remember the most from this video? Human Population Growth: Mini-Assessment 1. What was the main cause of such an increase in the world’s human population around the 1800’s? 2. What are some of the specific improvements that came from this event? 3. What did you notice about the distribution (placement) of people on earth as the population grew? (Think back to when we looked at the 8 maps of the world and human population growth.) 4. Explain Exponential Growth and what it has to do with our human population.